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Notable Historical Events for April 17th

1953Mickey Mantle hits a 565' (172 m) HR in Wash DC's Griffith Stadium

1808Bayonne Decree by Napoleon I of France orders seizure of US ships

1925NY Yankee Babe Ruth has ulcer surgery

1947Jackie Robinson bunts for his 1st major league hit

1492Christopher Columbus signs contract with Spain to find Indies

1939Joe Louis KOs Jack Roper in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

1945Benito Mussolini flees from Salò to Milan

1976NL greatest comeback, trailing 12-1 Phils win 18-16 in 10, Mike Schmidt hits 4 consecutive HRs

1988Nancy Lopez wins LPGA AI Star/Centinela Hospital Golf Classic

196133rd Academy Awards - "Apartment" wins best film, Burt Lancaster & Elizabeth Taylor win best actor/actress

April 17th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on April 17th

1923Harry Reasoner, Dakota City Iowa, newscaster (60 Minutes, ABC, CBS)

1972Jennifer Garner [Affleck], Houston, Texas. American actress (Sydney Bristow-Alias)

1620Marguerite Bourgeoys, Troyes France, founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame (first Canadian saint)

1974Victoria Beckham [Adams], Harlow, Essex, English singer (Posh Spice-Spice Girls)

April 17th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on April 17th

1929Baseball great Babe Ruth (34) marries 2nd wife Claire Merritt Hodgson (31)

2009World's no. 1 professional tennis player Andy Roddick (29) weds fashion model and actress Brooklyn Decker (25) in Austin, Texas

April 17th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on April 17th

1892Alexander Mackenzie, 2nd Prime Minister of Canada, dies of a stroke at 70

2014Gabriel García Márquez, Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist (1982 Nobel Prize in Literature), dies of pneumonia at 87

April 17th Deaths
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